Accounting Career Goals Essay
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Each person has a different idea of what it means to be successful. After talking to my family and some friends, I know that I have several strengths and weaknesses. I know that I will face some opportunities and threats. Also, I know that I will have competitors. In this competitive business world, understanding what is truly valuable to me is a major step towards achieving my goal. My strengths are my languages, technology skills, education, work ethic and the ability to follow directions. My weaknesses are communication skill, lack of U.S culture and working experience. Increasing job demand, globalization and accountant role expanding are three major opportunities in accounting field. Information technology, uncertainty of recession…show more content…
Based on VRIO framework, speaking different languages is definitely valuable for the international market now. It is rare that people can speak different language, especially Asian languages. It is difficult to imitate the languages skills that I have. In any organizations now, they required more and more people to learn different languages. Technology skills are valuable assets to me and it’s rare to have both accounting and technology skills at the same time. It’s also difficult to imitate and technology becomes more and more important for companies. If I compete with graduated students from the Midwest, my education background is very valuable to me and I certainly have the advantage over my competitors. It is difficult to imitate my education background and every organization needs people who have good education. My work ethic is valuable to me and it’s rare that people have a great work ethic. It’s hard to imitate because it’s something you born with. My work ethic can help me to get a promotion in any firms. The ability to follow directions is a valuable asset to me and not a lot of people have that. It’s hard to imitate and it also can help me to get promotions in any organizations. By identifying my personal strengths, I can become successful in accomplish my goal.
We need to be able to recognize not only our strengths, but also more importantly, our weaknesses. Compared to my competitors, my weaknesses are communication skills, lacking U.S
I am applying scholarship from a accounting firm.
It reauires "attach a one page essay on your professional goals and how slecection as the Moss Adams Schlor will help you to achieve them."
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Accounting is said to be the basic language of business. It is the study of communicating financial information about a business to its owner and stakeholders. Understanding accounting and how the numbers work and explain financial position for a business is essential to the operation of a successful business. The recording, verifying and reporting of the assets, liabilities and equity of a business aid in the managerial decision-making process of businesses.
As an international student from Taiwan, my cultural experience provides me insights of how the economy is working toward globalization. For a business wants to survive, it must recognize the current economic trend and be able to keep its path with this fast-growing economy. Most importantly, understanding the basic language of business - accounting- and know how to interpret numbers are essential to the operation of a successful business.
Since I was little, my love of numbers and strength of science have led to five-year junior college degree in electric engineering. After two-year of working experience, the desire of higher education brings me to the United States. In one hand, I can obtain my desired degree. In the other hand, I can improve my language skill and gain international experience. When I took my first accounting class in community college, I found it to be a conceptually interesting. The balance of two sides of equation, the categorization of assets and liabilities, and the changes in numbers reflecting a company's financial position interest me in a way that makes me want to understand more and I want accounting be my future career.
During my college year, I am also the one of the eight members of College of Business Administration Honors Thesis Program where we have to develop a thesis that is designed to fit individual's special interest. During that program, I have practiced various research skills and learned how to integrate academic work with real world knowledge and experience. My research on the differences in earnings attributes between US GAAP and IFRS gives me understanding of ongoing process of convergence projects and also prepares me for the change of IFRS adoption.
As now, I will be graduating on December 2010 with my accounting degree from CSU Long Beach. My next goal is to a public accountant with CPA license. Ultimately, my professional goal is to be a tax accountant that prepares corporate and personal income tax statements and formulates tax strategies. I believe that being a tax accountant requires a thorough understanding of economics and the tax code.
Selecting to be Moss Adams Scholar would definitely help me achieve my goal. No need to say, Moss Adams is one of the most successful accounting firms in the United States. It is the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States, and the largest headquartered in the West. The variety of services Moss Adams offers in assurance, tax, and consultation services would absolutely help me to gain knowledge in accounting profession. In addition, the structure of Moss Adams's business groups that specialize in one or two industries, ranging from financial services and manufacturing to retail and government, will give me a great opportunity to learn different aspects of accounting and also understand current trend of economies.
Since I was little, my love of numbers and strength in the study of science have led to five-year junior college degree in electric engineering. After two years of working experience, the desire of higher education brings me to the United States. On one hand, I can obtain my desired degree. On the other hand, I can improve my language skill and gain international experience.
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When I took my first accounting class in community college, I found it to be a conceptually interesting. --- good sentence! The balance of two sides of the equation, the categorization of ...
As of now, I will be graduating on December 2010 with my accounting degree from CSU Long Beach. My next ...
In addition, the structure of Moss Adams's business groups, which specialize in one or two industries ranging from financial services and manufacturing to retail and government, will give me a great opportunity to learn various aspects of accounting and also understand current trends of economies.